New York City is the ultimate destination for those seeking kosher dining experiences, from upscale to undiscovered hole in the wall options. Here we explore the wide range of delicious kosher cuisine experiences to be had on Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.
Prime KO is a Japanese steakhouse that blends modern and authentic cuisines from Executive Chef Makoto Kameyama’s native Japan, serving up delectable steaks with an Asian twist. The appetizers are a highlight, with a favorite being Crispy Rice with spicy tuna. Many choose to make a meal of appetizers and skip entrées to enjoy the widest experience for the dollar. Recommended entrées include the exquisite L-Bone steak, the shabu shabu sliders, and sea bass skewers.
With locations on the Upper East and Upper West Sides, Saba’s UWS location is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Offering specialty pizzas such as the vodka sauce, bruschetta, Saba’s (cheese first and then sauce) in addition to the regulars like cheese, black mushroom and black olive, as well as white pizza, their offerings are universally excellent, with not too thick, not too thin crusts. Especially beloved are the buffalo mozzarella pies. The food is tasty, fresh, and has exciting and delicious combinations. Pizza here is lighter and cleaner tasting, never greasy. Seating is tight, but they have some beautiful outdoor dining options.
The Coffee Bean, a California staple, is exactly what the Upper West Side has always needed, a spacious, non-Starbucks, delicious coffee and other beverage place with a calm atmosphere and workspace. Drinks are excellent, with flavors being added with powder rather than syrup to make drinks thicker and richer without the addition of extra cream. They have a gourmet selection of hot and iced teas, including the famous Ice Blended. Don’t miss the amazing dark chocolate latte. They can be a bit slow in getting the drinks out, but this place is great when you’re not in a rush. Pastries are also good, if not superb.Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 532 Amsterdam Ave (between 85th St & 86th St), New York, NY, USA, +1 212 799 0870